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Ready to return? Boko Haram displaced reluctant to go home

Maiduguri - Bitrus Yakubu has an uplifting story about how he was reunited with his pregnant wife weeks after they were separated fleeing from Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria. His wife, Maryam, then gave birth to twins Grace and Sidi seven months ago.

The grave-diggers of Maiduguri: burying Boko Haram and the past

Maiduguri - Even the dead weren't safe from Boko Haram when the Islamist insurgency erupted in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri nearly seven years ago.

101 die in Nigeria from Lassa fever outbreak

Lagos - A growing Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed 101 people, as West Africa battles to contain a flare up of the virus, according to data from the nation's health authorities released Saturday.

Jihadists attack Timbuktu a day after mausoleum ceremony

Bamako - At least four suspected jihadists and a Malian soldier were killed Friday following an attack on a UN military camp in Timbuktu in Mali's restive north, a Malian security source said.

85 people killed in weekend Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri

Maiduguri - At least 85 people were killed in a weekend attack by Boko Haram insurgents in a village near the restive north-east Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a state commissioner said on Monday.

NE Nigeria suicide bombing 'kills 10'

Kano - A child suicide bomber blew himself up in a market in northeast Nigeria Friday, killing at least 10 people, witnesses said, the latest bloodshed to hit the region, which is plagued by Islamist violence.

Nigeria suicide blasts 'kill 13' in Chibok

Kano - At least 13 people were killed on Wednesday when three suicide bombers blew themselves up in the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok, where Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls.

Suicide bombers kill 32 in north Cameroon market

Yaound - Thirty-two people were killed when at least three suicide bombers blew themselves up at a market in northern Cameroon, a region often targeted by Nigeria's Boko Haram, officials said.

Fulani herders kill 20 in Nigeria grazing rights spat: Police

Kano - Gunmen believed to be ethnic Fulani herders have killed a policeman and 19 civilians and torched homes in Nigeria's northeastern Adamawa state in a spat over grazing rights, the police said Monday.

Nigeria must devalue its currency to aid ailing stock market

Nigeria must devalue its currency in 2016, according to international investors and ratings agencies. The country's currency, the naira, is heavily protected.

Nigerian court orders arrest of ex-oil rebel leader

Lagos - A Nigerian court on Thursday ordered the arrest of former Niger Delta militant leader Government Ekpemupolo on theft and money laundering charges totalling more than $175 million.

12 dead in Cameroon mosque suicide blast: Security sources

Yaound - A suicide bomber killed 12 worshippers Wednesday at a northern Cameroon mosque, security officials said, hitting an area regularly targeted by Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists.

Suspected Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria 'kills 40'

Abuja - Forty people have died in Nigeria in a suspected outbreak of Lassa fever in 10 states across the country, Health Minister Isaac Adewole said Friday."The total number (of suspected cases) reported is 86 and 40 deaths, with a mortality rate of 43.

Confusion, anger over fate of Nigerian Shiite cleric Zakzaky

Kano - Supporters of a Shiite Muslim cleric in Nigeria are calling for his release, more than three weeks after he was arrested by the military during a bloody crackdown on his group.

Boko Haram gunmen kill seven in suicide attack, raid: residents

Kano - Boko Haram gunmen have mounted their first attacks since Nigeria's government declared the Islamist group "technically" defeated, killing seven people in a raid and suicide bombing, residents told AFP Wednesday.

Baga is a ghost town one year after Boko Haram massacre

Kano - One year after a massive attack ranked among the worst in Boko Haram's six-year insurgency, the residents of Baga in northeast Nigeria say their home is a ghost town.

Boko Haram threat hangs heavy over Nigeria in 2016

Kano - As Nigeria rings in 2016, the ever-present threat of violence by Boko Haram hangs heavy over Africa's most populous country, despite official claims that the battle against the Islamist group has been "technically" won.

Nigerian to unveil 'biggest' statue of Jesus in Africa

Lagos - A Nigerian businessman is set to unveil what he says is Africa's largest statue of Jesus, describing it as a symbol of peace in a country wracked by Islamist insurgency.Obinna Onuoha commissioned the 8.

Nigeria claims Boko Haram 'largely' defeated despite bloodshed

Kano - Residents of northeastern Nigeria were gripped by fear and anxiety on Tuesday after two days of bloodshed blamed on Boko Haram, pouring scorn on government claims the jihadist group was "largely defeated".

Boko Haram kills over 50 people in two days of attacks

Kano - Over 50 people were killed in a 48-hour wave of attacks blamed on Boko Haram jihadists in northeastern Nigeria, sources said Monday, days ahead of the government's deadline to stamp out the group.

Boko Haram attacks key northeast city in Nigeria: Residents

Kano - Boko Haram jihadists attacked a key city in northeast Nigeria on Sunday evening, residents told AFP, the second assault in days as Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's deadline to eradicate the militants is set to expire.

Christmas 'cancelled' in Nigerian town as gas blast kills nine

Lagos - Christmas was "cancelled" in the southeastern Nigerian town where a huge explosion at an industrial gas plant killed nine people and left three critically injured.

Nigerian gas plant blast claims 'tens' of lives, president says

Lagos - "Tens" of people were killed in a huge Christmas Eve blast at an industrial gas plant in southeastern Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said Friday.

Nigeria's Buhari hails 'technical' victory over Boko Haram

Lagos - President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria has "technically" won the war against Boko Haram though suicide bombers remain a threat, in remarks issued days before his self-imposed deadline to defeat the jihadist group expires.

Nigeria slaps fresh charges on Biafran activist

Lagos - Nigerian prosecutors have filed fresh charges against a Biafran activist just days after a court ordered his release, court officials said Wednesday.

Boko Haram keeps a million children out of school: UNICEF

Lagos - The Boko Haram insurgency has kept more than one million children out of school, the UN children's agency reported on Tuesday, highlighting fears that a lack of education will fuel further radicalism in and around Nigeria.

Boko Haram suicide bombing kills six in NE Nigeria: Army

Kano - A child suicide bomber detonated his explosives, killing himself, two other bombers and six people in northeast Nigeria, in the latest bloodshed blamed on Boko Haram Islamist group, the army said on Monday.

Nigerian troops kill 12 Boko Haram fighters: Military

Lagos - Nigerian troops have killed 12 Boko Haram fighters and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition from the hardline Islamist group whose six-year insurgency has claimed thousands of lives, a military spokesman said.

Nigerian troops, Boko Haram clash in army chief's village

Kano - Boko Haram gunmen launched a dawn raid Saturday on the hometown of Nigeria's army chief, triggering a fierce gunbattle with troops, residents of a nearby village to which people fled the clashes said.

Fears of new Islamist threat emerge in Nigeria

Lagos - Nigeria, which is still battling Boko Haram militants, now risks unleashing a new Islamist threat after violent clashes between the army and a radical Shiite group, experts say.
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